Cryptococcal antigen


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Samples required

Clotted blood (gold cap, 5 mL tube) or CSF. Smaller tubes are available for paediatric samples.

Test indications

Please send a separate blood sample and request form to Microbiology if this tests is required. If a separate CSF sample is unavailable please request this test on the Microbiology (MC&S) request form.

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Microbiology, ext.4620